The End of Everest season, Part I

This year’s Everest season has ended. There’s a lot of great information out there about what happened this season, who summited, who didn’t, and other great things. To start, I just wanted to include some interesting links:

(1) There’s been no shortage of coverage of the Sherpas this year (some good, some bad). And of the deaths on the mountain this year, most were Sherpas. This article from Salon talks about the efforts of the Sherpas to protect their climbing clients.

(2) Himalayan glaciers are melting, and this Slate article gives some good general information about the situation at hand as it relates to Everest.

(3) This pretty awesome iOS app lets the user explore Everest in pretty intimate detail on their iPhone or iPad.

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